We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded a £600 grant from The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity.
The grant is for IT equipment to help us document our activities and projects (as opposed to me, Jaye, trying to do this with an ill equipped iPhone!) and will have a major impact in helping to continue the Memory Box project with other groups (see Watts The Story?) as well as open up new possibilities, such as videoing performances and / or interviews with local writers and performers.
The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity supports local grass roots organisations with one off costs, and it’s a very simple process. Since we know there are lots of you out there, do check out the Lady Neville grant details here. They are very, very helpful, and will happily clarify anything you want to know by telephone.
Rochester Literature Festival: “Supported by the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity – giving small grants to local grass-roots organisations”
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The 2015 festival may be over but we’ve an unusual reminder of what took place, courtesy of the lovely Julie Bradshaw, who joined us for the day at Sun Pier House.
Calling all Medway writers – let’s show the rest of Kent what we’ve got!
Kent Life magazine is running a short story competition, judged by recent Live’n’Local speaker, Truda Thurai.
Awarded the CLPE 2015 Children’s Poetry Award for his first book Werewolf Club Rules, Joseph Coelho has been busy producing his latest performances ‘Cloaked Tales’.
If you’ve enjoyed Rochester Lit Fest this year, you may be interested to hear that in lieu of October’s regular open mic night, Seasonally Effected will be presenting an evening of storytelling with The Travelling Talesman who will be telling tales of The Season of Revenge at the Dot Cafe.
We were very happy to take part in Nucleus Arts’ Fun Palace on Saturday, October 3rd. To prove it, here’s a slideshow – keep an eye open for some of the profound statements made by children on the poetree leaves :)
A not-to-be missed panel discussion on the value of local open mic events. Led by Roy Smith of Seasonally Effected and featuring Barry and Sam Fentiman-Hall from Roundabout Nights, and Lisa Vigour of Inspirational Nights.
Update: A podcast of the discussion is available at Seasonally Effected.
A terrific line up – we do spoil you! Thanks to all our performers for their time – please do go along and support them.
(Both timetable and performers may be subject to change!)
The background to our playwriting workshop is all too relevant to what’s happening all over the world, with the suffering of refugees bringing it home to us every day.